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6 12, 2019

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?

2019-12-06T11:07:25-06:00

No. Under section 615(f)(1)(B) of the IDEA and 34 CFR § 300.510(a), within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent's due process complaint, and prior to the initiation of a due process hearing under 34 CFR § 300.511, the LEA must convene a meeting with the parent and the relevant member or members of the IEP Team who have specific knowledge of the facts identified in the due process complaint.

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?2019-12-06T11:07:25-06:00
6 12, 2019

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?

2020-01-14T10:40:28-06:00

Under 34 CFR § 300.301(c)(1), the initial evaluation must be conducted within 60 days after receiving parental consent for the evaluation or, if the State establishes a timeframe within which the evaluation must be conducted, within that timeframe.

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?2020-01-14T10:40:28-06:00
3 01, 2019

Making Your Case: Useful Strategies to Obtain Special Education Services

2019-05-20T13:26:53-05:00

Planning and preparation are on-going activities that contribute significantly to success in the IEP process. You cannot control what others do, but you can control what you do. Being prepared for problem-solving in the IEP meeting (in Texas, this meeting is called an ARD) will help you to become a full, meaningful participant in the meeting, as well as to be respected by the other ARD team members. […]

Making Your Case: Useful Strategies to Obtain Special Education Services2019-05-20T13:26:53-05:00
12 12, 2018

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?

2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00

Ask for an Independent Evaluation If you think the school’s evaluation does not accurately measure your child’s need for special education, you may get an independent education evaluation (IEE) at your own expense and/or request an independent evaluation at the school’s expense. Download a sample letter for requesting an independent evaluation from the IDEA Manual > Independent evaluations are done by qualifed persons who are not employed by the school. You may ask the school how and where to get an independent evaluation or you may get the independent evaluation done by someone not recommended by the school, as long as [...]

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00
17 10, 2018

What to Do While You are Waiting for the Results of Your Child’s Evaluation

2018-10-17T16:11:27-05:00

Don’t wait until your child’s eligibility for special education has been determined before taking steps to learn about the special education process, your child’s disability and needs, and how to help your child learn!  Here are five things you can do while you wait! […]

What to Do While You are Waiting for the Results of Your Child’s Evaluation2018-10-17T16:11:27-05:00

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